August 03, 2010 12:09
Kim Jong-hun, the manager of the North Korean football team for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, has been sentenced to 14 hours of labor on a building site, the Sun reported Sunday.
According to the British tabloid, Kim is being punished for betraying the trust of Kim Jong-un, the third son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, after the team lost all three matches in the World Cup including a 0-7 rout by Portugal.
Immediately on returning to North Korea, the coach "faced a six-hour grilling from 400 officials of the Communist country's hardline regime," and "was also stripped of his membership of the Workers Party," the paper said.
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